Blogger Alexey Navalny confirmed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him at the Charite clinic in Berlin, where he was under treatment. Earlier, Der Spiegel newspaper reported about the secret visit of the politician with reference to sources.
“The meeting was, but we should not call it secret. Rather, it was a private meeting and a conversation with his family. I am very grateful to Chancellor Merkel for visiting me at the hospital,” Navalny wrote in his microblog on Twitter on September 28.
At the same time, Der Spiegel’s interlocutors called the visit top secret, without giving details of the meeting. The publication considered this fact as a sign of loyalty to Navalny Merkel.
Earlier, the Chancellor of Germany called Navalny a victim of an attack carried out with a substance from the “Beginner” group.
The Russian Foreign Ministry considered such statements by Berlin as another information campaign against Russia, noting that the accusations are not supported by facts.